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like adv. (the use in “like as”=even as, e.g. Sonn. lx. 1, gives rise by ellipsis to “like” conj., as in Per. I. i. 163, where Ff read “as”)
1. equally, similarly, alike Tp. III. iii. 66 “my fellowministers Are invulnerable,” Err. I. i. 82, H5 II. ii. 183, Cym. III. iii. 41 “Like war-like as the wolf,” Sonn. cxxxii. 12 “suit thy pity like in every part.”
2. as well as, as also R3 III. v. 9.
3. likely, probably Tp. V. i. 265 “Very ,” 2H6 III. i. 379 “great ” (=highly probable), Cym. V. v. 260 “Most I did,” Sonn. lxxxvii. 2 “like enough.”
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